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Crowdfunding for Life Events, Medical Emergencies Is Now Free on Indiegogo
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding for Life Events, Medical Emergencies Is Now Free on Indiegogo

The San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform says that it will not collect commission when individuals are raising money for medical emergencies, memorials and other life events.
Catherine Clifford
Is Crowdfunding a Disaster Waiting to Happen?
Crowdfunding

Is Crowdfunding a Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Equity crowdfunding has serious shortcomings compared with proven alternatives.
John Mullins
This Simple Bracelet Can Turn Your Arm Into an Interactive Smartphone Display
Far Out Tech

This Simple Bracelet Can Turn Your Arm Into an Interactive Smartphone Display

With Cicret on your wrist, you'll never lose touch with your smartphone again. You wear it like a second skin.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The 'Paper' Airplane to Rule Them All
Far Out Tech

The 'Paper' Airplane to Rule Them All

Say hello to the slickest little high-tech eye in the sky.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit
Detroit

The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit

Farmers, the original entrepreneurs, are finding a profitable niche in the vast amount of abandoned land in the Motor City.
Amanda Lewan
Playboy CEO: Nudity Could Completely Vanish From the Brand
Leadership

Playboy CEO: Nudity Could Completely Vanish From the Brand

How Scott Flanders is cleaning up an aging American empire by leaning on its legacy and pushing its digital potential.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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A Watch That Shoots Lasers? Yes, Please.
Far Out Tech

A Watch That Shoots Lasers? Yes, Please.

It isn't as cool as sharks with lasers on their heads, but it's pretty close.
Jason Fell
Where to Stash That Cryptocash? This Man Put It Under His Skin.
Far Out Tech

Where to Stash That Cryptocash? This Man Put It Under His Skin.

Martijn Wismeijer keeps his Bitcoin handy -- right between his thumb and index finger.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Virtual Reality Meets DIY With Samsung's Project Beyond
Far Out Tech

Virtual Reality Meets DIY With Samsung's Project Beyond

Samsung has announced a 3-D, 360-camera that lets people record and create their own virtual reality worlds.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
From Eye Shadow to Entire Houses: 7 of the Craziest 3-D Printed Creations Yet
3-D printing

From Eye Shadow to Entire Houses: 7 of the Craziest 3-D Printed Creations Yet

In honor of Martha Stewart, who recently proclaimed her 'love' for 3-D printing, here's a list showcasing the technology's endless and magical possibilities.
Geoff Weiss
This New Font Is Designed for People With Dyslexia
Design

This New Font Is Designed for People With Dyslexia

Research has suggested dyslexia affects more than one third of U.S. entrepreneurs
Laura Entis
Gold? Silver? Pffft. This Necklace Is Pure Illumination.
Far Out Tech

Gold? Silver? Pffft. This Necklace Is Pure Illumination.

This high-tech necklace is made out of light and morphs with your every move. You have to see it to believe it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Obama Throws Support Behind Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality

Obama Throws Support Behind Net Neutrality

The president came out in favor of the protection of net neutrality with a statement laying out a proposal for the FCC.
Nina Zipkin